Global Newsroom Technology Survey

GIJN member ICFJ — the International Center for Journalists — has launched a benchmark global survey to gather unprecedented data on how newsrooms are adapting to the digital age. The initiative, a follow-up to the first State of Technology in Global Newsrooms report in 2017, will dive deeper into how the industry is using tech to combat misinformation, build trust and diversify revenue. Journalists and newsroom managers can take the survey in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Urdu.

Source: ICFJ

Posted on: February 21, 2019

Google and ICFJ Launch MENA Training

The first Google News Initiative launched this this week with a large-scale effort to offer digital skills training to thousands of journalists across the MENA region. In partnership with the International Center for Journalists, the training series will focus on digital tools to gather and source information, enhance trust and verification and support data-driven journalism and immersive storytelling. The program will take place over the next year and will see 4,000 journalists trained in six countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Tunisia.

Source: ICFJ

Posted on: April 5, 2018

Global News Survey Reveals Skills Gap

The first-ever global survey on the adoption of new technologies in news media found journalists and newsrooms lack the technology skills they need. The ICFJ study was based on responses from more than 2,700 newsroom managers and journalists from 130 countries, who provided responses in 12 languages. Among other findings, the study found that less than a third of newsrooms use advanced digital skills, such as data journalism or building apps for news, and that less than half the world’s journalists and newsrooms secure their communications. While most journalists use social media to find story ideas, only 11 percent use social media verification tools.

Source: ICFJ

Posted on: October 6, 2017

Investigative Reporters Win Knight Int’l Award

Investigative reporters from Bosnia and Mexico who have exposed financial crimes and misconduct at the highest levels are winners of the 2016 Knight International Journalism Award. Honors went to Miranda Patrucic of the Sarajevo-based Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project and the investigative team at Aristegui Noticias, a Mexican news site led by Carmen Aristegui.

Source: International Center for Journalists

Posted on: May 19, 2016

Siyazana Project Maps Power Ties in S. Africa

This new project uses financial disclosure forms to analyze power connections in South Africa, and is being adapted for use across Africa. Done by the Institute for Security Studies and GIJN members African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting and International Center for Journalists.

Source: Siyazana

Posted on: January 31, 2015

Egypt Sentences ICFJ Employees to Jail

An Egyptian court sentenced 43 NGO workers to jail--including five employees of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)--convicting them of illegally operating in Egypt. Three of ICFJ's U.S.-based workers--Vice President Patrick Butler and consultants Michelle Betz and Natasha Tynes--received five-year sentences in absentia. “ICFJ condemns this outrageous verdict in the strongest possible terms,” said ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan.

Source: International Center for Journalists

Posted on: June 4, 2013